New coach pleased with move here

A great start!
That’s how Mohamed Somji, new head coach of the Fort Frances Gymnastics Club, described his feelings towards this season.
Just getting settled away from Toronto city life, he has found a new home at the gym club and coaches all the competitive programs as well as some of the recreational levels.
He has high hopes for many athletes in his competitive programs this year, and hopes to produce results at both provincial and national meets across Canada this year.
Although training can be demanding, Somji said the kids seem to enjoy coming day in and day out to gymnastics, training hard and focusing on new and more difficult skills.
This is certainly a gymnastic town, noted Somji, who’s still actively recruiting new athletes every day.
Along with the new season come, of course, new programs. Some new programs such as the pre-competitive level have begun but others are slated to begin in late November.
We have many programs geared for our kids but we need some for teens and adults, too, said Somji, who will be introducing new programs such as teen-gym, adult fitness, and perhaps even a step aerobics class pending an instructor.
He has had numerous experience coaching adult gym in the past, and is optimistic these new programs will not only be beneficial physically but also will prove to be an enjoyable experience for beginners.
Focusing on the recreational side of things, a whole new level system has been introduced to the gymnastic club to provide a more progressive and developmental gymnastics training. It accommodates all athletes, from beginner to advanced.
One of the special features this gymnastic club has to offer is its “super size” competitive trampoline, which can be used as a cross-training tool for many sports such as snowboarding, ice hockey, skiing, and figure skating.
The trampoline helps in developing air awareness and balance, two things all athletes could definitely use.
There’s lots to learn at the gymnastics club and it’s certainly going to make a mark in our community. Its doors usually open at 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and is always open for any visitors who would like to inquire about its program.
The gym club also can be reached at 274-2966.